Hi everyone! It’s time for the first tutorial this year! Before Christmas I made pinwheeles with knitted material and fleece. They became ornaments, decorations and brooches. They are easy and fun to make and very likely you have materials at home.
For this ornament I used knitted material. You can use also fleece and felt. For the ornament you need also two tassels and for the brooch one tassel and a brooch pin.
Tassels can be any kind small tassels; that ribbon is very practical (when you cut the tassel from the ribbon, leave the ends to the tassel and you can sew it from there). If you don’t have a brooch pin you can use also safety pin for the brooch.
Cut two 3″ x 3″ squares from you material and cut every corner about 1 and 1/4 “. Then turn the corners as shown in the photo.
For the brooch make two similar pinwheeles. For the ornament two opposite = for the 1. pinwheel turn every right corner and for the 2. pinwheel every left corner.
The brooch has two similar pinwheels one over the other.
The ornament has two opposite pinwheeles against each others.
Use pin to keep corners together and then sew them with several stitches.
For the brooch sew one tassel on the one pinwheel …
For the ornament sew one tassel on both pinwheeles …
For the brooch: sew two pinwheeles one over the other one and then sew the brooch pin to the backside.
For the ornament: sew two pinwheeles against each others and put a yarn loop between the pinwheeles.
Here you , lovely, little pinwheels! Even I made these ornaments for the Christmas, they are great for every season. White is always nice but you can use any colour you like … or two different colours! Think for example yellow for the Eastern and how about garland with lots of pinwheels in many colours! These could be even small flowers with two colours and tassel in third colour! Do you have more ideas?!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! If you have any question, I’m more than happy to answer!
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